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Amritsar records a minimum of -2.6 degrees

January 20, 2005 17:16 IST
Last Updated: January 21, 2005 15:53 IST


Amritsar recorded its coldest day ever on Thursday as the minimum temperature plunged to -2.6 Celsius, eight degrees below normal.

The cold wave sweeping most parts of north India intensified and Ambala recorded a low of 3.6 C, down three degrees, while Karnal was also colder by three degrees at 4.1 C, according to the meteorological department in Chandigarh.

Ludhiana and Patiala recorded minimums at 4.6 C and 4.7 C, respectively.

There was little respite for Kashmiris.

In Srinagar, residents groaned under a sub-zero temperature of -3.8 C, down two degrees.

Jammu also had a cold night at 5.3 C, down three.

In Himachal Pradesh, Shimla, Sundernagar and Bhuntar recorded 0.2 C, 0.6 C and 0.6 C, respectively.


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